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Message no. 1
From: Robert Hayden <rahayden@*****.WEEG.UIOWA.EDU>
Subject: .SIGs, SHADOWTALK, and the new list
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 92 21:02:59 CET
#1) It is established nettiquette that a .signature file should not
exceed 4 lines. Many newsreaders will hack off anything more. Now, for
me I could care less how long your signature is (I'll just hit 'D' and be
done with it), but there are people on here with space limitations, 2400
baud modems (or slower!!!), or annoying mail readers that won't let them
kill a message until the end. They do not appreciate 2 page long signatures.

Please, limit the size of your signature to something reasonable. A
signature should include your name, an internet mailing address (and
bitnet if you have both) and a disclaimer if you need it. Once those
things are satisfied, it is usual practice to put something in likea
snappy quote or phone number or whatever. Huge pages of ASCII art are
really not all that welcomed (as a general rule).

2) Until the new list comes online, it would be helpful to those who are
not interested in the shadowtalk to have something in the subject line
that identifies it.

3) The new list should be up by the end of next week providing everything
goes well. The sysop who must set it up is out of town until monday. I
have to write up a position paper, introduction and posting guidelines
this weekend for him to implement on monday. With luck it should be
announced and active soon. I appreciate your patience. Don't worry,
you'll all know about it ASAP :).

Thanks for your attentions.

>> Robert Hayden | rahayden@***** | aq650@****.INS.CWRU.Edu <<
>> I never met a man I didn't like... <<
>> I never met a politician that was a man.... <<

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